Polk County Safety Rest Area
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Polk County Safety Rest Area

Texas safety rest areas feature many benefits for travelers in Texas.

Our 76 safety rest areas feature 24-hour restrooms. Most locations have attendants on duty 24 hours a day. Other locations have attendants on duty from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Polk County

Polk County northbound


  • US 59 - Northbound, north of Leggett.
  • Latitude/longitude: 30.8365, -94.8619

Polk County southbound


  • US 59 - Southbound, north of Leggett.
  • Latitude/longitude: 30.8401, -94.8609


  • Two sets of men's and women's restrooms.
  • Interpretive displays.
  • Air-conditioned lobby and restrooms.
  • Picnic tables.
  • Drinking water.
  • Playground.
  • Family/assisted restroom.
  • Separate truck and passenger parking.
  • Handicap access.


  • Renovated facility opened December 2007 with expanded building and parking areas.
  • Polk County, named after President James K. Polk, was one of twenty-three counties formed by the first state legislature of Texas in 1846.
  • The Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation is east of Livingston on U.S. Highway 190. Three streams in Polk County bear the names of Coushatta chiefs: Long King, Long Tom, and Tempe.